Practical Info
Location: South Indian Ocean

Climate: Tropical, with 28 to 35° C in summer (October to May) 18 to 27°C in winter (June to September)

Capital: Port Louis

Population: 1 400 000

Status: Republic of ?Mauritius

Official Language: English

Languages spoken: Creole, French and English

Time Zone: GMT +4 wintertime & + 5 summertime (from 26 October 2008 to 29 March 2009)

Passport / Visa: Foreigners - a passport valid until 6 months after departure date & return ticket required. Mauritian citizens - A passport or national identity card. A visa is not necessary for most visitors.

Vaccination: No compulsory vaccination

Currency: Mauritian Rupee (MUR)

Power supply: 220 Volts, 60 Hz

Banks: open from 09:00 to 15:00 week days closed during weekends

Driving: Driving is on the left hand side of the road. National or international driving licences are necessary
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